Steve Woodruff’s Archive

Exploring the Vast Montana Prairie

It isn’t easy to describe the immensity of the prairie in north-central Montana, where the National Wildlife Federation is working to restore America’s largest, wildest herd of bison. I can’t …

Fight Over Yellowstone Grizzlies

A generation ago, Yellowstone grizzlies seemed on a path toward extinction, with the number of bears in and around the park estimated at fewer than 200 and declining. Today, with …

Yellowstone, Tribes Offer Bison a Better Future

Year after year, many of the bison forced by deep snows to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park are trapped by government employees, herded into trucks and sent to slaughterhouses. …

Bison Cow and Calf Profile by NWF's Steve Woodruff

Wild Bison on Montana’s Horizon

Why would anybody oppose restoring at least some of the West’s most iconic animals to the wild? Much of the opposition boils down to competition for grass: bison eat pretty …

Bison by Carol Ayers at the National Bison Range in Montana.

‘Sportsmen for Bison’ Rallies Hunters Around Tremendous Restoration Opportunity

Bison with Calf

Scientists Speak Out in Support of Restoring Bison

Can Wild Bison Return to the Prairie Grasslands?

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